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Alex Pabian

Graphic Designer & Art Director

Miami, FL, USA
My name is Alex Pabian. I am a Polish/South African graphic designer and art director living and working in Miami, Florida (I know, long story). I've been in the field for 4 years, and am absolutely obsessed with creating brand experiences- not only those that create an astonishing and unique visual impact, but that involve the audience with the brand in a way that makes it unforgettable.

Work Experience

Minute Man Press

Graphic Design Intern

Did graphic design work for local businesses, mainly corporate branding and collateral. Conducted pre-press processes and assisted in web press printing. Involved in customer service, sales and general business administration
September 2009 - November 2009 Johannesburg, South Africa

Miami International University Of Art & Design

Student Graphic Designer

Design and edit the MiVue University Newspaper. Designed collateral material for University events. Assisted Student Employment Advisors in the searching and posting of jobs throughout the University. Administrative duties as needed. Photographed University events e.g. Fashion Shows, Job Fairs and Quarterly Portfolio Reviews.
October 2010 - March 2012 Miami, Florida, United States

Nativo

Art Director

Graphic Design & Art Direction, working on corporate branding projects, web design and basic coding, UX design for web, digital publishing, print design, illustration, design and management for social media. Clients include Red Bull, Mercantil Commercebank, A&E, University of Miami, UM International Motorcycles, Bdry Hair Salon.
March 2012 - May 2014 Miami, Florida, United States

Education

Miami International University Of Art & Design

BFA Graphic Design, Summa Cum Laude (4.0 GPA)

March 2009 - December 2012 Miami, Florida, United States

Languages

English (Native),
Spanish (Beginner),
Polish (Fluent),
Afrikaans (Fluent),

Awards

American Advertising Federation (AAF)

2nd Place Best of Show

2012

ICMAD

Annual Young Designers Award

2010

American Advertising Federation (AAF)

Gold Student ADDY

2011

American Advertising Federation (AAF)

3 Silver Student ADDYs

2011

Miami International University Of Art & Design

Annual Art Show: Honorable Mention

2011

Skills

Adobe After Effects, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Flash, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe In Design, Adobe Photoshop, Art Direction, Brand Design, Creative Writing, Digital Photography, Hand Drawing, Package Design, Photo Editing, Typography, Web Design, Wordpress, Adobe Photoshop LightRoom, Digital Publishing, Illustration, Logo Design, Technical Drawing,

Involvement & Recognition

Featured on multiple design blogs, including: Branding Served, From Up North, SerialThriller and Design Revolution.

Member of international judging panel for the 2013 Adobe Design Achievement Awards

Ai Miami International University of Art & Design: Student Leadership Seminar
Winter 2011

Ai Miami International University of Art & Design: Design Honors Course Spring 2011
POP chosen and built for Muscle Milk store displays in select Publix Supermarkets in Florida

Gallery Appearances
July 2010 - OMBU Art Show, Miami FL
August 2010 - Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami FL
April 2011 – Art and Sole Exhibition, Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami FL

UBS MiArt Student Artist Mentorship Program 2011

Founder and President of Skraps (Ai MIU Student Organization promoting all things hand crafted and eco-friendly.)

Active member:
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami
MIU Multi Major (Ai MIU Student Organization)
Insomniad (Ai MIU Advertising Organization)
Miami International University of Art and Design Peer Mentor Group

Student board member for Quality Enhancement Program at Miami International University of Art and Design

Interests

Ballroom dance
I danced competitively in the past, and am now in a performing team.

Painting
I have taken part in several group exhibitions, and sell my work.

Languages:
I am fluent in English, Afrikaans & Polish, and am learning Spanish.

I’m a religious Formula 1 fan!